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Music Series Starts In Jacob Myers Park
Nathan Ignacio
Guitarist and singer Nathan Ignacio performs for the crowd at the first evening of Concerts in the Park on Saturday, May 7. Held each weekend in May, musicians at the Summer Concert Series will vary from week to week and vendors will also be on hand. Ric McGinnis/The News
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Riverbank Summer Concert Series

May is music month at Jacob Myers Park, with the first episode of the Summer Concert Series hosted on Saturday, May 7.

There was music, of course, provided by singer/guitarist Nathan Ignacio, but there was more. In addition to youngsters blowing bubbles in the warm spring night at the park, there were a number of vendors, including food trucks.

Recreation Supervisor Tony Lemonds noted that the crowd attending the first evening was a little sparse, but it was “probably because two other festivals were going on nearby,” namely the Asparagus Festival in Stockton, and a downtown market in Ceres.

He hoped more people would turn out this week, with a concert coming up on May 14.

Similar to Concerts in the Park held in years past, this is the first time in a couple of (COVID) years that the city Parks and Recreation Department has been able to stage events like this.

Singer Ignacio performed while accompanying himself on guitar, but also used a number of percussion instruments played with his feet.

Summer Concert Series continues this Saturday, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with music by The Wise Guy’z, performing a variety of popular songs.

Music continues on May 21, with more variety music from the duo of Horatio and Jake, and finishes on May 28 with ‘no nonsense’ rock and roll from a group called Triple D.
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